MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)!!

MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)!!

Postby TradewindRider » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:38 am

Greetings Goblin King,

Just wanted to let you know that I can travel up for this convention in November--best bet would be on Sunday, if at all possible. Would be great to get together for some casual games, Hero Arda, or even a small tourney!

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Re: MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)?

Postby Goblin King » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:25 am

I will be sure and run our usual ME gathering on Sunday. Maybe I can figure out how to play my decks by then. :roll: It will be great to see you again!
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Re: MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)?

Postby TradewindRider » Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:40 pm

Greetings Goblin King,

Great to hear from you! I actually checked the schedule and the convention ends at 3:00 PM on Sunday, so please let us know if Saturday would work for you, thanks!

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Re: MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)?

Postby the Jabberwock » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:28 am

Hey guys. I would like to come to this event. =D

I can't commit just yet. I don't know for sure my work schedule until it gets closer.

I'm going to give it a try though.


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Re: MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)?

Postby TradewindRider » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:04 pm

Greetings,

Jabberwock, thanks for your reply, hope to see you there!

Goblin King/All, I will drive up Friday and will stay for the duration, will drive back when the festivities conclude 3:00 PM on Sunday. I will bring my usual collection of Minion and Fallen decks, and will even try a Hero deck if I have to. 8)

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Re: MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)?

Postby TradewindRider » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:08 pm

Greetings All,

Per discussions this past weekend at the Gateway Convention, we are definitely on for MECCG at ConQuest Avalon! Goblin King will publish the specific schedule when it becomes available, but looks like we'll be playing MECCG all day Saturday and most of the day Sunday--see everyone there!

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Re: MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)!

Postby Goblin King » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:32 am

I've submitted the following schedule for ConQuest Avalon:
Saturday Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area Board Game. We will offer this as an introduction for people who want to learn the mechanics for learning MECCG. But I've requested two tables so there will be space for experienced players and pick-up games.

Saturday Nov. 12, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Open Tournament. This is open to all Hero, Minion, Balrog, Fallen Wizard and Dream Card decks.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Challenge Deck Tournament. This is a way for new players introduced through ARDA to get experience with an actual tournament. All 10 challenge decks will be available. Beginners get first choice of hero decks. If we only have a couple of players show up, then this will convert to pick-up games. Bring those decks you've been dying to test out.
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Re: MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)!

Postby TradewindRider » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:27 pm

Greetings Goblin King,

Great, thanks for submitting the schedule (November, right? :D ).

I'll be driving up Saturday and plan to be there for the start of the pick-up games--I'll bring a couple of ring decks and a DC deck as well. I'll stay until mid-afternoon Sunday and will drive back then.

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Re: MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)!

Postby TradewindRider » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:37 pm

Greetings Goblin King,

Looks like Gandalf Gene and Jeek Elem will be in town by Friday, I'll be there at the start of festivities Saturday morning. Hoping others can be there as well--see you all there!

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Re: MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)!

Postby thedarkness » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:13 pm

Any report from this event?
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Re: MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)!

Postby Goblin King » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:25 pm

We had full Arda games on both days that were rather amusing.
On the first day, we had two new players in the mix so the game took a bit longer. The amazing thing was at the end where one player called council and then three of the four other players actually caught up to him on their last turn. That's right, Arda had a four way tie! We ended up resolving the time by having everyone make increasingly larger corruption checks. The player that first called council ended up winning.
The second day's Arda game was completely full also and very different from a day earlier. The board state was completely taken over by The Will of Sauron and seven or eight long events. It is what I imagine Middle Earth would look like after Sauron victory. Players were afraid to go anywhere except Wellinghall, the Old Forest and stuff like that for points. This went on for a couple of turns. One player had Gimli wearing the Iron Crown and bossing around orcs (he made corruption checks at 6+ on a couple of turns).
Then, someone finally cleared the board with a Marvels Told.
On the last turn, Gandalf Gene, who was far behind, managed to find The One Ring (rolling an 11 on his ring test) which was in the possession of Thrain, I believe. He immediately corrupted out when corruption checks were made at the end of the game.
I've become a huge fan of Arda and of this version of the Arda deck in particular. Our group has been playing periodically with this version for four years now and I've never played a bad game using it. I'm going to get an spreadsheet of this version and post it on this forum in the near future along with the special rules we use.
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Re: MECCG at ConQuest Avalon in Sacramento (11-13 Nov 2016)!

Postby thedarkness » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:07 pm

Thank you for the report!

I'm originally from Fair Oaks, so I would have definitely been there if I was home.

I look forward to your Arda decklist.
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